Young RYLA

Welcome to Iowa Young RYLA (Rotary District 5970-Northern Iowa)!

Young RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards), also referred to as YRYLA is a life-changing leadership training program for youth where leadership skills and principles are taught in an atmosphere of trust and respect.  The purpose of Young RYLA is to assist potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership.  A subtext of Young RYLA programs is the development of confidence and self esteem.  Many participants have said, “It was the best week of my life!”

Rotary clubs sponsor students to participate in this 5-day leadership camp for seventh and eighth graders.   

Young RYLA (YRYLA) will be held Summer 2023 at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa.

Current 7th and 8th graders may apply.  Generally, applicants selected have been involved in school or community activities and shown leadership potential.  Applicants must be able to stay for all 5 days of the conference.  Click on the About YRYLA page to begin the application process.

This Section is for Rotarians and Counselors 

Rotarian Application and Application Process – click here